Laptop Mag Benchmarks CPU Performance

The Laptops with the Best CPU Performance

Whether you're gaming, crunching numbers or editing videos, you need a fast CPU. To test processor prowess, we run a spreadsheet macro that matches 20,000 names with their addresses and records the time. These laptops finished fastest.

Product Spreadsheet Performance (mm:ss) Rating Price (As Tested) Starting Price
Alienware 17 01:47 4
out of 5
$2,750
From $1,299
Dell Home
Alienware 13 R2 OLED (2016) 02:12 4
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Dell Small Business
Alienware 13 02:12 4
out of 5
$1,299
From $979
Dell Home
Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition (2017) 02:51 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,499
Best Buy
Asus ROG G701V1 (2017) 02:59 4
out of 5
$3,499
From $3,499
Dell Precision 5520 03:08 4
out of 5
$2,659
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
Aorus X7 v6 03:09 4
out of 5
$2,466
From $2,499
Newegg
Origin EON 17 SLX (late 2016) 03:09 4
out of 5
$4,708
From $2,124
Amazon
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (2017) 03:09 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $5,099
Newegg
Dell Latitude 7280 03:12 4
out of 5
$1,830
From $1,029
Dell Home
Dell Latitude 5480 03:12 3.5
out of 5
$1,562
From $769
Dell Home
Asus ROG G701VI 03:14 4
out of 5
$3,499
From $3,499
Amazon
HP Elitebook x360 G2 03:16 4.5
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,910
B & H Photo
Dell Latitude 5280 03:16 3.5
out of 5
$1,504
From $849
Dell Home
Alienware 15 R3 03:17 4
out of 5
$2,299
From $1,199
Dell Home
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition 03:19 4
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,399
Amazon
Lenovo Legion Y520 03:19 3.5
out of 5
$1,249
From $849
Lenovo
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6 03:19 2.5
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,196
Amazon
Alienware 13 (late 2016) 03:19 4.5
out of 5
$2,099
From $999
Dell Home
Asus ROG Strix GL753VE 03:19 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,299
Newegg
MSI WE72 7RJ 03:22 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,799
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 03:22 4
out of 5
$1,470
From $1,329
Lenovo
Dell Precision 3520 03:23 3
out of 5
$2,249
From $999
Dell Small Business
Dell XPS 15 (2017) 03:23 4
out of 5
$2,074
From $999
Dell Home
Asus G752VS 03:23 4
out of 5
$2,499
From $2,199
Amazon
MSI WT73VR 7RM 03:24 4
out of 5
$4,599
From $4,599
B & H Photo
MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI 03:26 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $4,999
Newegg
MSI GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI 03:26 4.5
out of 5
$5,099
From $4,999
Newegg
Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 03:27 3.5
out of 5
$1,895
From $899
Dell Small Business
Razer Blade (2016) 03:31 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,899
Amazon
Asus ROG Strix GL553VD 03:31 3
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Amazon
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 03:31 3.5
out of 5
$2,426
From $2,426
Lenovo
Dell Precision 3510 03:33 3.5
out of 5
$1,867
From $999
Dell Small Business
HP Spectre x360 13-inch (2016) 03:33 4.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,049
HP
MSI WT72 6QN 03:33 3.5
out of 5
$4,999
From $4,999
Newegg
Asus Zenbook 3 03:34 3.5
out of 5
$1,599
From $1,099
Amazon
HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) 03:34 4
out of 5
$1,499
From $1,279
HP
Lenovo Yoga 910 03:34 4.5
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,049
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 03:34 3.5
out of 5
$1,579
From $1,579
HP Spectre 03:35 3.5
out of 5
$1,070
From $969
HP
HP Envy 17 03:35 3
out of 5
$729
From $729
HP
HP Omen 17 03:35 4
out of 5
$1,799
From $1,468
Newegg
Acer Predator 17x (new) 03:35 4
out of 5
$2,799
From $2,799
Amazon
Acer Predator 17X 03:35 4
out of 5
$2,799
From $2
Amazon
HP Envy x360 m6 (early 2017) 03:35 3
out of 5
$899
From $629
HP
Aorus X5S v5 03:36 3.5
out of 5
$2,299
From $2,199
Newegg
MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro (Xotic PC) 03:36 3
out of 5
$2,673
From $1,599
Newegg
HP Omen (15-inch, 2016) 03:37 3.5
out of 5
$1,299
From $1,099
Best Buy
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 03:37 3.5
out of 5
$849
From $799
Dell Home
Gigabyte P55W v6-PC3D 03:37 3
out of 5
$1,599
From $1,599
Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 03:38 3.5
out of 5
$1,149
From $899
Dell Home
MSI GT72 Dominator (Xotic PC) 03:38 4
out of 5
$2,515
From $1,669
Amazon
MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro 03:38 4
out of 5
$1,899
From $1,599
Best Buy
Asus ROG Strix (GL502VT-DS74) 03:39 4
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,199
Best Buy
MSI PE60 Prestige 2017 03:39 3
out of 5
$1,249
From $1,199
Amazon
Razer Blade Stealth 03:39 3.5
out of 5
$1,249
From $1,399
Amazon
Acer Aspire VX 15 03:39 3.5
out of 5
$799
From $799
Acer Predator 17 X (2017) 03:41 4
out of 5
$2,999
From $2,999
Amazon
CybertronPC CLX Osiris 14 03:41 3.5
out of 5
$1,599
From $1,599
Lenovo ThinkPad P50s 03:42 4
out of 5
$1,536
From $998
Lenovo
Getac S410 i7 03:42 3.5
out of 5
$3,830
From $3,830
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga 03:42 3.5
out of 5
$1,484
From $1,484
Lenovo
Surface Book with Performance Base 03:42 4
out of 5
$3,299
From $2,399
Microsoft Store
HP EliteBook 1040 G3 03:43 3.5
out of 5
$1,233
From $1,233
HP
HP ProBook 650 G2 03:43 3
out of 5
$1,166
From $759
Amazon
Acer Predator 15 03:44 3.5
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
Amazon
Origin Eon 17-X 03:47 4
out of 5
$2,300
From $2,300
MSI GT62VR 6RE 03:47 4.5
out of 5
$1,999
From $1,999
Newegg
HP Omen 03:48 3
out of 5
$849
From $899
Best Buy
HP Omen (15-inch) 03:53 3.5
out of 5
$2,099
From $2,029
Amazon
Asus Strix 03:56 3.5
out of 5
$1,699
From $1,699
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s 03:59 3.5
out of 5
$1,124
From $1,124
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 04:01 4
out of 5
$1,294
From $873
Lenovo
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 04:01 3
out of 5
$629
From $449
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad T460p 04:01 4
out of 5
$1,223
From $779
Lenovo
LG Gram 04:01 2
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Newegg
AsusPro B9440 04:02 3
out of 5
$999
From $999
Amazon
Lenovo Yoga 710 (15-inch) 04:02 4
out of 5
$749
From $949
Lenovo
Dell inspiron 17-7000 2-in-1 (2016) 04:02 3.5
out of 5
$999
From $899
Dell Home
Acer Aspire S13 04:03 4
out of 5
$749
From $749
Amazon
Asus Zenbook UX330UA 04:03 4
out of 5
$729
From $699
Amazon
Asus Q524UQ 04:03 2.5
out of 5
$1,099
From $1,099
Best Buy
Dell Latitude 14 3470 04:03 3
out of 5
$1,023
From $449
Dell Home
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 04:03 3
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,199
Best Buy
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 04:03 3.5
out of 5
$749
From $699
Dell Home
Acer TravelMate P648 04:05 2.5
out of 5
$1,199
From $957
Amazon
Samsung Notebook 9 Spin Review 04:05 3
out of 5
$1,199
From $1,197
Best Buy
Razer Blade Pro (2016) 04:06 4.5
out of 5
$3,699
From $3,699
Lenovo ThinkPad E560 04:06 3.5
out of 5
$998
From $539
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 15 3570 04:07 3
out of 5
$1,023
From $449
Dell Home

Other Benchmarks

  • Highest Resolution Screens - Screen resolutions that are higher than 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
  • Weight - Laptops that weigh 3.5 pounds or less.
  • Battery Life - Machines that lasted over 9 hours on our test.
  • Graphics Performance - Systems that achieved a high score on the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark.
  • Hard Drive Speed - Reads and writes files the fastest with their hard drives or SSDs.
  • Overall Performance - Strongest scores on Geekbench 4, which measures overall system speed.
  • Productivity Performance - Top processor speed as measured by the Laptop Spreadsheet Macro test.
  • Display Brightness - The most luminous displays have a brightness of 300 nits or higher.
  • Color Gamut - The most vibrant laptop screens can reproduce at least 95 percent of the sRGB color gamut.